Blue Lotus Flower / Blue Water Lilly (Nymphaea caerulea)*
is one of the world’s most celebrated flowers. From time immemorial to the present day, it has always been in folklore, religion and the arts in one form or the other. Apart from its majestic beauty, the Lotus is held sacred because of the mystical effects it can produce.
Over 3000 years ago Blue Lotus was widely used as a aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, sleep aide and even to assist with meditation and help induce trace like states. Chinese medicine has and still uses different parts of the flower for various ailments and treatments. This amazing flower is still used today to assist with liver cleansing, building bone density, sleep aide and as an anti-spasmodic.
Today modern Nutracutical science allows us to target specific alkaloids in the Blue Lotus plant, rather than just doing a broad spectrum extraction, that may or may not yield the desired alkaloids. It has been know for many years that there are many beneficial alkaloids in Blue Lotus , but that Nuciferine is the alkaloid so desired that Egyptians practiced several extraction techniques in order to capture and concentrate this "magical" compound.
All of our Blue Lotus extracts have been produced in a Nutracutical lab using techniques that standardize the Nuciferine content. Our introductory Blue Lotus has a standardized Nuciferine content of 2% and extract ratio of 50/1, which is a far higher concentration than what most vendors stock. We also offer 8% Nuciferine extract, that is extracted at 100/1 ratio, and its darker color is indicative of a higher over all alkaloid content.
Botanical Zen also offers the most desired parts of the raw/unprocessed flower including the Stamen and dried flower . The Blue Lotus stamen and flower pedals are considered to have the highest percentage of the various alkolids in Nymphaea Caerulea , the Nuciferine alkaloid content will be highest in these two parts of the flower. The Petals and Stamen of the Blue Lotus are also preferred when making a tincture of Blue Lotus.
Want to know a little more about our Blue Lotus and Blue Lotus extracts? Watch our informative video on Blue Lotus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpIaIf27UDY
Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)*
is an amazing low lying flowing plant that has over 3000 years of known use. Opinions vary on the exact method of action, but many feel kanna acts like a natural SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). Others like myself, feel that Kanna actually creates a increase of serotonin or acts like a serotonin pump. Kanna is still used today in Africa to uplift mood, decrease appetite and to aid in sleep.*
Historically the native tribesmen of Africa would chew on the plant including flowers, leafs, and stems. The plant would also be ground and snuffed, much like tobacco. The plant would have also been smoked by itself, but historians believe it was also mixed with tobacco or marijuana. Smoking of the plant historically had almost instant effect.. Our Kanna extract 20/1 is great in that a person would have to chew on 20grams of kanna to get the same effect as 1gram of extract!!
We also offer tinctures of kanna and raw fermented or unfermented kanna, the fermentation process was utilized and is still used today to slightly increase the alkaloid content of this magical plant. Our 20/1 Kanna is extracted using fermented kanna!
Not all Kanna is created equal! Find out more, watch our video on raw kanna
How about a little information on our artisan crafted Kanna Tinctures
Thonkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)*
is what we refer to as natures Viagra. Actually its better than viagra because its safe! Thonkat Ali has a long history in Asia to treat erection disorder, to increase energy, and is known to naturally boost testoreone.* Many people like myself who simply cant take traditional erection pharmaceuticals hope that the FDA might one day approve this plant for ED, and the other many things it can safely treat. Thonkat Ali another amazing gift from our creator!
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